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The State of Oregon Definition of Medical Waste:
Infectious waste is considered a solid waste and includes:
- Biological wastes, which includes blood and blood products, excretions, exudates, secretions, suctionings and other body fluids that cannot be directly discarded into a municipal sewer system, and waste materials saturated with blood or body fluids, but does not include diapers soiled with urine or feces.
- Cultures and stocks, which includes etiologic agents and associated biologicals, including specimen cultures and dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate and mix cultures, wastes from production of biologicals, and serums and discarded live and attenuated vaccines. “Cultures” does not include throat and urine cultures.
- Pathological waste, which includes biopsy materials and all human tissues, anatomical parts that emanate from surgery, obstetrical procedures, autopsy and laboratory procedures and animal carcasses exposed to pathogens in research and the bedding and other waste from such animals. “Pathological waste” does not include teeth or formaldehyde or other preservative agents.
- Sharps, which includes needles, IV tubing with needles attached, scalpel blades, lancets, glass tubes that could be broken during handling and syringes that have been removed from their original sterile containers.
Medical waste is a solid waste generated as a result of patient diagnosis, treatment, or immunization of human beings or animal. Medical waste, other than infectious waste or hazardous wastes, may be disposed of without special treatment in permitted municipal solid waste landfills, if such disposal is not prohibited in the permit.